milky way

ancient orb of space. your light has finally reached earth. as i sit in my backyard. adding wood to a firepit. swigging a stella. and wondering . . . are you now long gone from this universe? what planets and solar systems have you seen? and do they still witness your glow?between the specks of venus and mars. the summer twilight fades. your light remains bright. and my thoughts drift . . . if we could ascend further into space. should we care about the dangers?the journeys we make are never ending. time is relevant. and whether on earth. or beyond the stars. we must make the most. of what arrives now.

fire embers
up into the night
the way fireflies